Sep 25, 2003 - Sale 1977

Sale 1977 - Lot 34

Price Realized: $ 2,300
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 1,000
Carol Channing in Hello Dolly!
Etching, 123/4x91/2 inches, full margins. Printer's proof, annotate "P.P. II/II" in pencil, lower margin. 1977.
"Carol Channing claims I discovered her in the chorus of Lend an Ear and featured her in a drawing I did for The Times. I don't remember doing it. She remembers it with great clarity, and maybe that's enough. However, I think it also explains Carol's star power and success - her ability to create this fantasy version of her own legend. Carol is one of the few performers of that time who invented themselves, especially here in her most famous and most plumage-filled role of Dolly Levi. I merely copied her original design of herself." HOL/153